Urgency of Mesothelioma Legal Claims
For many people who developed a disease caused by asbestos exposure, time is of the essence. That’s especially so for malignant mesothelioma sufferers. And time is really an unfair situation for mesothelioma victims as there’s such a long latency period between asbestos exposure incidents and when the disease symptoms present. By then, time is very short for patients, particularly if they’ve been diagnosed in a late stage of mesothelioma.
The latency period involved in a mesothelioma diagnosis combined with the disease’s aggressive nature make time an essential factor in ensuring claims are settled fairly and promptly.
Most asbestos compensation payouts are negotiated settlements handled by a law firm specializing in asbestos litigation. Courts and legislators established extensive legal frameworks over the past four decades. Hundreds of thousands of claims were made against negligent asbestos producers, product manufacturers, and suppliers.
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Defendants were liable for untold illnesses and deaths of American workers and military veterans who unknowingly suffered exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Now, many of these defendants have disappeared.
Several asbestos companies have gone out of business due to bankruptcy. Some have changed their name, been sold off or merged into larger partnerships—efforts that don’t excuse liability. But, it does make it harder to collect due compensation within a reasonable timeline. To estimate how long it may take to be paid for a settlement, it’s necessary to look at the full process and the steps involved.